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What is the difference between an independent and non-independent disk?
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Independent disks are not affected by snapshots. Non-independent is same as "normal/default" and the virtual disk works with snapshots.

There are two flavors of independent disks:
   persistent - changes are persisted across reboots of the virtual machine
   non-persistent - changes are reverted (kind of like reverting to a snapshot) when the vm is powered off

Hope this helps
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so what happens when you snapshot an independent disk?
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nothing happens to the independent disks, if you have other disks they are snapshotted, along with the configuration (vmx) file and memory if you select that option for a running machine
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